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Rainfall drop spectra intensities and fine structures on different time bases

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Abstract

Five years of comprehensive research on precipitation structures showed that the time bases and the design of the measuring equipment are most important for statistical measure of precipitation parameters. The influence of different methods, and different time bases as determined by calculations based on measurements are presented. Small differences on the time scale produce large errors (e.g. more than 100 %in rainfall rate).

Analyse

Cinq années de recherche sur la structure de la pluie, montrent que la base de temps et la forme de l’instrument de mesure sont de la plus grande importance pour chaque statistique des paramètres de la pluie. On analyse l’influence de différentes méthodes de mesures et du temps d’intégration sur les résultats. Des changements très faibles de ce temps d’intégration peuvent causer des erreurs très importantes.

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Breuer, L.J., Kreuels, R.K. Rainfall drop spectra intensities and fine structures on different time bases. Ann. Télécommunic. 32, 430–436 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03003490

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Keywords

  • Rainfall Intensity
  • Rain Event
  • Time Base
  • Rainfall Rate
  • Radar Reflectivity